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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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